Actress Emma Stone was the first-ever honored with the MTV Trailblazer Award during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3)- watch video below. She was clearly touched and could not contain tears during her acceptance speech. “Thank you, I’m a crier,” she said.
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“So, I looked up the actual definition of trailblazer, and it means someone who blazes a trail to be followed by others. And that’s an honor to hear you’re being associated with a concept like that.
“But the only thing I can hope that an award inspires is originality,” Emma Stone added, “because the trailblazers I’ve looked up to and been inspired by are people like Gilda Radner and Bill Murray and John Candy and Charlie Chaplin and the Beatles and J.D. Salinger. Lorne Michaels, who reminds me the importance of comedy, and Cameron Crowe, whose work consistently reminds me of why I want to be an actor.”
“Those people are my creative trailblazers, but I’m not following any of their paths, and what’s incredible about them is they help make me want to be more myself because they’re all originals,” she said. “And I hope that you’ll find your trailblazers. And, trust me, I do not need to be one of them. I probably shouldn’t be one of them,” she laughed.
“But that you’ll continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique ’cause I know that when you’re a teenager — sometimes when you’re an adult — what sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great. So I kind of sound like I live in a van down by the river right now.
“But I am deeply touched and grateful for this,” she said in closing.
And by the end of that speech, even I was getting emotional. The 23 year-old actress has accomplished so much in her career already and we wish her continued happiness and success.
Jim Carrey To Emma Stone: “I LOVE You” Video Message
Before Emma accepted the first-ever MTV Trailblazer Award, several actors including Steve Carell, Jason Sudeikis, Mila Kunis, Anna Faris, Octavia Spencer and even Jim Carrey, who once professed his eternal love for the actress, paid tribute to the trailblazer in a very special video message (see below).
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